Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful for ALL those who serve!

It is Veteran's Day!

Today we take time to honor those who have committed to serve our nation, those who love our country enough to defend her with perhaps the greatest sacrifice of all, it's not just a day off, though that is a nice perk. I think we as American's should be thankful, forever grateful to the men and women of the armed services who daily suit up to protect and defend us. I have said it before and I continue to say it AND believe it, it is unfortunate that our nation does not fully even realize or care that we are a nation at war. We have men and women in harm's way 24/7/365. Our country is defended by the best and the brightest, we are fortunate that there are so many willing to voluntarily serve. There is no longer a draft, though MiB and I just had a conversation about the Selective Service Registration requirement for most males turning 18, but that's perhaps a whole other post on another day. The reality is we have people who volunteer every day to serve OUR nation...that speaks volumes. In fact, if I understand it correctly we are being pretty selective on who can come in, it's highly competitive. So booyah, we have the best of the best, and if there's a doubt, they get weeded out over time. If you can't, don't or won't you will be replaces by someone who can, does and will. So let's all take time today to remember those who have served already, those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and those who are serving today. They are not just a nameless face, they are brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, they are the world to someone, they are the defenders of our nation!

So Happy Veteran's Day to all those in uniform! THANK YOU for your dedication and service to our country, I for one appreciate you!

And the most special shout out of all goes to my own personal veteran, MiB!. So MiB should you happen to check in and read today's post, you should know that I am very, very proud, thankful and grateful for your service, you are a true American Airman who certainly does defend his country with his life. You have already willing put your life in harm's way and would do it again I know, you eat sleep and breathe your service to our country and I am so very proud of you, you are my H E R O!

Unfortunately, I am a bit under the weather today so I am very thankful for a hot beverage, a warm blanket and a hubby who is off to spend the day with me. I think I have the makings of something yukky. Headache on and off for three days now along with a sore throat. This morning I awoke with a snuffy nose and I also had a bit of a cough in the night, yukky is all I know to call it. I don't like it! However, I am not going to let it stop me from enjoying this Veteran's Day with my MiB even if we only stay home and enjoy the quiet together. Maybe it will be another pajama day...hmmm, I think I could go for that :) We'll just have to see.


Frizzy said...

Thank you to you both! Today is bitter sweet for our family.

Mrs. Blue said...

You are deserving of thank you's as well!